reproductive rights

The Empowerment Cure: How Teen Sex-Ed Has Undergone a Brilliant and Rapid Revolution

The news on reproductive rights this year has not been good. Texas is shutting down health clinics, ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

It’s Monday! Here’s all the feminist news on my radar!  • Dancing teddy bears and boy bands? Oh my. In case you missed the... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Welcome to the week! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning.  • So long, boys versus girls! Germany will allow parents to leave gender blank on birth... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• Conservative pundits like Ross Douthat have pointed out that Texas’s abortion restrictions are quite similar to the no-abortion-past-the-first-trimester policies in many Western European countries. But, as Katha Pollitt points out,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our feminist radar this morning! • Tampon and pad delivery service HelloFlo released what might be ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

It’s Monday! Here’s all the feminist news on my radar from over the weekend.  • “Who am I to judge?” says the Pope, in reference to gay priests. Will... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Clear Channel

Clear Channel is a behemoth—the media conglomerate owns 850 radio stations, making them the gatekeeper of mainstream radio airwaves across much of the country. And this week, the company is being a total douchebag. The crime? Refusing to run ads for the... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar this morning! • Looking for some fresh reading material? Well there are thousands of zines by queer POC to check out, so h... Read more »

Despite What Rick Perry Says, Support for Safe, Legal Abortion is a Mainstream Value

Laws restricting abortion rights have recently swept the country like a flood—legislatures in Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin have all launched into high-profile debates over... Read more »

Everyone Should Be Horrified That California Prisons Sterilized Dozens of Female Inmates

In 1923, 17-year-old Carrie Buck was raped and impregnated. Her adoptive family, trying to avoid the public shame of having an unwed mother in their midst, had her committed to an institution for the “feeble minded.” Because she was supposedly “feeble-minded” and the daughter of an... Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »